Listed at the National Archives as "Atomic Tests In Nevada, 1955." No description at the National Archives but this is an Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) film, "Atomic Tests In Nevada: The Story of AEC's Continental Proving Ground," which is about atomic testing fallout near St. George, Utah. Decades later, St. George residents suffered increased incidence of cancer (BBC documentary "The Dragon that Slew St. George.") National Archives Identifier: 88111
September 26, 2016 Subject:
Wrong aspect ratio, but good historical document
Well, this video is in the wrong aspect ratio (should be regular TV 1.33:1 - download it and modify it to see how it should look) and it's very fuzzy, but it's a priceless gem from the days of open-air nuclear testing. Some of it was used in the famous, classic documentary film The Atomic Cafe. Until I stumbled onto it here, I had no idea where to find this film, or under what title! Say a little prayer for the denizens of St. George after you view this.